Exposition

Nietzsche 5 : The Fragmentary (2016)

Michael Schwab, Paulo de Assis

About this exposition

‘Nietzsche 5 : The Fragmentary’ is a collaborative research exposition, which presents a number of compositions by the young Friedrich Nietzsche (organised top to bottom) as well as various layers of reflection, interrogation, and speculation (organised left to right). It focuses on a moment of transformation around 1872 when Nietzsche moved from a serious interest in music composition to a career as a writer and philosopher. This period also coincides with the breakdown of Nietzsche’s friendship with Richard Wagner. The exposition suggests that Nietzsche’s own music as well as that of Wagner serves as a (negative) point of reference for the later Nietzsche, whose work, following Maurice Blanchot amongst others, can be characterised through the notion of the fragmentary, which places it also in relation to early Romanticism, in particular the writings of Friedrich Schlegel, Novalis, and Friedrich Hölderlin. While Nietzsche’s more monumental compositions, such as his unfinished Mass (1860) and the symphonic poem Ermanarich (1861), may be more problematic, the exposition suggests that in some smaller pieces – in particular in So lach doch mal (1862) and Das ‘Fragment an sich’ (1871) – a sense of the fragmentary in Nietzsche may already be constructed. Beyond interpretations that focus more narrowly on Nietzsche’s work, this research exposition sets out to render the notion of the fragmentary productive for the wider context of artistic research. It does so with reference to Nietzsche’s notion of the untimely as a way to challenge both the dominant instrumentalisation of research and the notion of contemporaneity that seems central to present-day artistic practice. This not only provides perspectives into artistic epistemologies but also, more concretely, provides the methodology by which the research itself and its exposition have progressed. The overall mode is, thus, also that of the fragmentary, in which various media including text and image as well as audio and video recordings are distributed across a two-dimensional grid allowing multiple relationships and readings to emerge. The research exposition aims not only to discuss but ultimately also to employ the fragmentary so as to touch upon a specific artistic and intellectual motivation that we have come to identify with Nietzsche and which we suggest is also relevant today.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsNietzsche, artistic research, contemporaneity, epistemology, expositionality, fragment, the fragmentary, historicity, MusicExperiment21, untimely, Wagner, work
date01/01/2015
published05/02/2016
last modified05/02/2016
statuspublished
share statusprivate
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/145982/145983
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/ruu.145982
published inRUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
portal issue5.
connected toRUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
Related


Simple Media

id name copyright license
240298 hesperian - copy Michael Schwab All rights reserved
240182 Video 3 The Music of Nietzsche B ME21 All rights reserved
240181 Video 1 The Music of Nietzsche B ICON ME21 All rights reserved
240176 Video 1 The Music of Nietzsche B ME21 All rights reserved
240071 Video 2 The Music of NietzscheB ME21 All rights reserved
239950 Nietzsche6-stage_B ME21 All rights reserved
239735 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00012 ME21 All rights reserved
239229 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00024 ME21 All rights reserved
239212 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00018 ME21 All rights reserved
239200 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00016 ME21 All rights reserved
239197 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00015 ME21 All rights reserved
239196 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00012 ME21 All rights reserved
239180 Nietzsche-6-Vienna-00011 ME21 All rights reserved
239158 Nietzsche #6-stage ME21 All rights reserved
239133 Nietzsche-Wagner Crossing LION ME21 All rights reserved
209189 Nietzsche-imaginary Michael Schwab All rights reserved
209187 Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 11.52.18 Michael Schwab All rights reserved
209183 Nietzsche-immanencetranscendence Michael Schwab All rights reserved
209180 Nietzsche-immanencetranscendence Michael Schwab All rights reserved
209163 N5-inprogress Michael Schwab All rights reserved
208318 Video 3 Nietzsche Beethoven b_1 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
208311 Video 2 Nietzsche Wagner b_1 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
208297 Video 1 The Music of Nietzsche Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
208035 Schwab_Nietzsche_partA-B Michael Schwab All rights reserved
207492 gebet13of13 jpc All rights reserved
207486 ErmanerichAug5_2015mix jpc All rights reserved
207475 Autobiographie jpc All rights reserved
207474 versuch-NEWESTfromsec10 jpc All rights reserved
207471 MeloFragTEST jpc All rights reserved
207470 FragSichTest jpc All rights reserved
207457 gebet12of13 jpc All rights reserved
207456 gebet11of13 jpc All rights reserved
207455 gebet10of13 jpc All rights reserved
207454 gebet9of13 jpc All rights reserved
207453 gebet8of13 jpc All rights reserved
207452 gebet7of13 jpc All rights reserved
207451 gebet6of13 jpc All rights reserved
207446 gebet5of13 jpc All rights reserved
207445 gebet4of13 jpc All rights reserved
207444 gebet3of13 jpc All rights reserved
207443 gebet2of13 jpc All rights reserved
207442 gebet1of13 jpc All rights reserved
207389 Schwab_Nietzsche_partA&B Michael Schwab All rights reserved
207373 Buenos Aires-Michael on stage ME21 All rights reserved
207371 Nietzsche WorkSessionNov2013_4Fragments_b_1 me21 All rights reserved
207363 Michael on stage-BA me21 All rights reserved
207352 Nietzsche Work session Nov 2013 me21 All rights reserved
207299 poster Michael Schwab All rights reserved
207241 Nietzsche3 Michael Schwab All rights reserved
206495 WAGNER - Tristan-Liebestod me21 All rights reserved
206480 Nietzsche-Wagner Crossing 4.001 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206438 Nietzsche-Wagner Metamorphosis.001 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206437 Nietzsche-Wagner Crossing 1.001 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206340 Haendel Messias London 2011 me21 All rights reserved
206299 Rasch_11-Swimming-vs-Dancing me21 All rights reserved
206287 Nietzsche-Wagner Metamorphosis.001 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206285 Nietzsche_6-The-weight-of-music-diagram Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206265 Nietzsche-Wagner Crossing-1-002 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206262 Nietzsche-Wagner Crossing 1.001 Paulo de Assis All rights reserved
206259 Wagner-Parsifal-Final_Section-Erlosung me21 All rights reserved
206258 Wagner-Parsifal-Final-Section-Choir me21 All rights reserved
206249 Das_Fragment_an_sich nietzsche All rights reserved
165206 hesperian Michael Schwab All rights reserved
151572 kap4_8 http://www.stenutz.eu/munch/4_kapitel.html All rights reserved
373600 1-05 Nietzsche_ Miserere PeterSchubert All rights reserved
373601 Barenboim_Beethoven Barenboim All rights reserved
373602 SoLachDochMal-Mix June11-2015 jp All rights reserved
373603 FRAGMENT_UNPROCESSED June11-2015 jp All rights reserved
373604 Ringlein-Mix June11-2015 jp All rights reserved
373605 SoLachDochMal-Mix June11-2015 jp All rights reserved
373606 MelodieFrag_UNPROCESSED June11-2015 jp All rights reserved
373598 ParsifalViolinSoloWET jp All rights reserved
373599 ecce ommo jp All rights reserved

RUUKKU portal comments: 2
Comments are only available for registered users.


i have forgotten my password
join the research catalogue
Portals The research catalogue serves:
Journal for Artistic Research
a peer-reviewed international journal for all art disciplines
KC Research Portal
Research Portal of the Royal Conservatoire, The Hague
Norwegian Artistic Research Programme
The portal of the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme
RUUKKU - Studies in Artistic Research
Taiteellisen tutkimuksen kausijulkaisu / Studies in Artistic Research
University of Applied Arts Vienna
RC portal of the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Journal of Sonic Studies
A peer-reviewed, international journal on sound studies and auditory culture
Academy of Creative and Performing Arts
Portal of the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University
SHAPE - Artistic Research and Institutional Impact
SHAPE aims to describe the impact of artistic research within specific frameworks.
Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen
Portal of Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design
Polifonia
Polifonia
Codarts
Portal of Codarts, University of the Arts, Rotterdam
Stockholm University of the Arts
Stockholm University of the Arts (Uniarts) provides education and conducts research in the fields of choreography, film & media, opera and performing arts.
University of the Arts Helsinki
University of the Arts Helsinki was launched in 2013 upon the merging of the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy Helsinki.
Norwegian Academy of Music
A leading artistic and academic university college with approximately 700 students. Located in Oslo, Norway.
The Danish National School of Performing Arts
This portal is a platform for distribution of knowledge produced through artistic research at the Danish National School of Performing Arts.
VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
VIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
The portal of Rhythmic Music Conservatory Copenhagen
Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design
Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm